ROCHESTER CFA has received $4,470 to help with the purchase of new lighting.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the brigade on their successful application to the Emergency Services Volunteers Sustainability Grant Program (ESVS).
‘‘The fully volunteer-based Rochester brigade has been allocated $4,470 to help with the purchase of new lighting to bolster their operational equipment,’’ he said.
The ESVS Grants program is an ongoing government program to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work to keep Victorians safe.
‘‘Volunteer emergency services play a crucial role right across the Murray Plains electorate in the face of difficult and quite often extreme circumstances,’’ Mr Walsh said.
‘‘The services they offer provide a level of comfort to the community in that skilled and immediate assistance that would not otherwise be available is always at the ready.
‘‘They are selfless in their efforts to protect lives and property.
‘‘The Rochester CFA is most deserving of this funding.’’